Syrian protests

September 1, 2023

Shout out to the protesters in Syria, braving a brutal regime for the second week running and demanding Assad’s head on a spike.

They’ve attacked ruling Ba’ath party offices, calling for wholesale political change, and no wonder. The currency has depreciated threefold since last year, and 90% of the population is below the poverty line. ‘People want a fair government, and al-Assad’s regime is incapable of giving his people that…’

Governments oversee the wholesale capitalist exploitation of people and planet, and that can never be called ‘fair’ in any circumstances. But there’s no denying the protesters’ courage. The global revolution for socialism has to start somewhere. Why not in Syria?